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Our team is smart, talented, collaborative, and creative, and we all care about providing our clients with brand-focused strategy, design, and digital media that continue to do their jobs beautifully, long after we’ve moved on to the next collaboration.

Senior Web Producer

Sametz Blackstone Associates is seeking a Senior Web Producer to join our web team. This role works with our UX, development, design, and strategy teams toward our ultimate goal of bringing brand-focused communications strategies to life on the web.
Our web team is responsible for website discovery and investigation, information architecture, UX design, and front-end and back-end development. We offer WordPress and Drupal development in house, and work with dedicated partners to execute on a wide range of platforms, including Drupal, SiteCore, Blackbaud, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage web projects, ensuring they stay within scope and timeline, including ownership in internal cross-functional meetings
  • Develop clear and thorough project plans, detailing internal tasks, client reviews and approvals
  • Estimate, document, and manage any project scope changes to ensure projects stay on track, and on budget
  • Co-lead discovery and investigation phases in collaboration with UX
  • Manage client communications and expectations in collaboration with project team
  • Drive strong internal communication across web, design, and strategy teams
  • Ensure each project budget is tracked appropriately and effectively throughout the duration of web-related project phases
  • Proactively identify, elevate, and solve issues related to project execution
  • Collaborate on content creation / implementation and updates to Sametz Blackstone company website
  • Meet regularly with web and design teams to discuss projects and internal needs
  • Support the professional development of, and act as an advocate for, the web team

Ideal qualifications / expertise:

  • Strong grasp of / experience with IA and UX phases, processes, and best practices
  • Experience with web accessibility issues, including ARIA, WCAG, and Section 503 guidelines.
  • Strong understanding of Front- and Back-End web development phases, processes, and best practices
  • Strong understanding of web analytics and benchmarking
  • Experience managing web projects from strategy through to execution, and supporting UX and web development professionals
  • Experience with developing sites using Bootstrap, Grunt, PostCSS, PHP, and jQuery. Familiarity with WordPress and Drupal necessary. You should also be comfortable providing flexibility when delivering Front-End solutions to our clients’ development partners.
  • Experience translating broader communications strategy into specific web strategies
  • Experience writing and collaborating on detailed scopes of work / proposals for web projects, and presenting and pitching them to clients
  • Commitment to maintaining a positive, collaborative environment within the web team
  • Organized, efficient, and able to manage multiple and complex projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Please send resume and sample URLs to hr@sametz.com. No phone calls please, or remote / outsourcing requests. Salary details commensurate with experience, and available upon application.

UX Design Lead

Sametz Blackstone Associates is seeking an experienced UX Design Lead to join our web team. This role works in tandem with our UX strategist and web developers toward our ultimate goal of bringing brand-focused communications strategies to life on the web—in collaboration with our strategy team and graphic design team.
Our web team is responsible for website discovery and investigation, information architecture, UX design, and front-end and back-end development. We offer WordPress development in house, and work with dedicated partners to execute on a wide range of platforms, including Drupal, SiteCore, Blackbaud, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing personae based on research findings; integrating them with related deliverables such as wireframes
  • Collaborating on UX-informed information architecture, wireframing, and prototyping, including layout, placement and content of design elements towards the desired experience
  • Presenting concepts to clients and internal stakeholders
  • Defining and documenting user interactions for responsive / cross-device experiences and leading development of feature requirement / functional specifications
  • Facilitating and documenting participatory user testing sessions
  • Supporting the implementation of user-focused strategies throughout the development process

Ideal qualifications / expertise

  • 5-10 years of experience collaborating with designers and developers to implement user experience strategies, documented in a detailed portfolio of user-focused website projects
  • Experience communicating and working directly with clients, including presentations of findings and strategies
  • Working knowledge of how to conduct stakeholder interviews to understand key business requirements and help clients prioritize their goals
  • Able to lead web discovery activities, including competitive analysis, content and site audits, and review of qualitative user feedback
  • Can act as the user-advocate during the design and development process, subjecting early-stage designs to usability testing or expert review, and offering implementation suggestions from a user-centered design perspective
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends across web and mobile platforms
  • Familiarity with content strategy practices including taxonomy system development, content modelling, and SEO best practices
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts in language technical and non-technical people can understand
  • Organized, efficient, and able to manage multiple and complex projects
  • Act as “go to” with in-depth knowledge of user interface best practices and standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Please send resume and sample URLs to hr@sametz.com. No phone calls please, or remote / outsourcing requests. Salary details commensurate with experience, and available upon application.

If there aren’t any openings listed that match your talents, we probably don’t have a role for you to fill right now. If you would like us to keep you in mind for future opportunities, feel free to send in your CV. We’ll get in touch if we think a position might be a good fit for you.